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IAAF hosts seven industry briefings

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is hosting seven industry briefing sessions throughout the UK in 2017 to provide all members with access to the latest aftermarket updates and keep them up to date on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Headed up by Mike Smallbone, Membership Development Manager, all members are encouraged to attend and benefit from the insightful sessions, with the first meeting held at Sales–i in Solihull on Thursday 16th March.

Places are limited and therefore IAAF is advising members to book early to avoid disappointment by emailing Ann Silvester at

Guest speaker, Quentin Le Hetet (GIPA UK), will use his 30 years of international experience in automotive aftersales to provide an informative analysis of the industry’s current development.
The aftermarket expert will be presenting two relevant topics including: The impact of extending the MOT period to four years on the UK automotive aftermarket; and the future of parts distribution in the UK.

Smallbone said: “These sessions are specially designed to deliver a number of key discussions while raising awareness to issues affecting the aftermarket. An update will be given on topical issues including the latest developments with the “Connected Car” and “Type Approval”.

The regional sessions will give all members a chance to attend regardless of location and will begin at 10.00 am and finish at 1.00 pm with lunch.

Further meetings will be held and announced throughout the year with the following meeting taking place at VGroup International in Milton Keynes on Thursday 25th May.

IAAF will be also sharing the latest industry updates and IAAF activity at The CV Show on stand 4D02 taking place on 25 – 27 April, as well as at Automechanika Birmingham on stand 18D54 on 6 – 8 June.